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The Nursing program is competitive and there are prerequisites and application requirements.

Fall 2018

Please read the admission requirements below before completing the Fall Online Application for Nursing.  If you meet the required prerequisites you may proceed with the application process.  Along with the online nursing application you must submit the Online Supporting Documentation Form.  You will need electronic copies of your transcripts for this portion of the application process.  You will also need one Reference Form submitted on your behalf.  The application deadline is January 12, 2018.

Spring 2018

(LPN, Transfer, Readmits only)

Please read the admission requirements below before completing the Spring Online Application for Nursing.  If you meet the required prerequisites you may proceed with the application process.  Along with the online nursing application you must submit the Online Supporting Documentation Form.  You will need electronic copies of your transcripts for this portion of the application process.  You will also need one Reference Form submitted on your behalf.  The application deadline is August 7, 2017.

Students who do not fulfill all items outlined in the Nursing Application Supporting Documentation Packet are encouraged to begin work on the prerequisite requirements by applying for the Health Studies program using the General Application for admission.

Applicants who have not completed pre-requisites by the application deadline will not be reviewed.  Incomplete Applications will not be processed.

PRE-REQUISITES AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NURSING PROGRAM

Please note:  A course syllabus/transcript, description, and grading scale must be provided for agencies other than accredited colleges.

  • Proof of graduation from high school or General Equivelency Diploma

Outlined below are courses that meet the algebra, biology and chemistry prerequisites for the Nursing Program.

High School Courses that meet the prerequisite requirements:

  • High school Integrated Algebra or its equivalent completed within the last five years with a grade of “C” or above.
  • High school Regents Biology completed within the last five years with a grade of “B” or above and a Regents exam score of 80% or above.
  • High school Regents Chemistry completed within the last five years with a grade of “B” or above and a Regents exam score of 80% or above.
  • A minimum cumulative high school average of 85%.

College Courses that meet the prerequisite requirements:

  • College MAT 040 Elementary Algebra with a grade of “C” or above, or course equivalency.
  • College level biology with a grade of “B” or above (SCI 135 Introductory to Biology-Molecules/Cells, SCI 136 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology or SCI 137 Human Biology).
  • College level Chemistry with a grade of “B-” or above (SCI 170 Introductory Chemistry I).
  • College GPA of 2.8 is required to be considered for admission.

Please note:
1)  If college courses were completed those scores will be used.
2)  Upper-level courses cannot be used to meet prerequisite course requirements.  i.e.  Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology will not be looked at in place of Algebra and Intro to Biology.

  •  Completion of all recommended skills remediation in identified areas.

Students accepted to the Nursing Program must submit proof of American Heart Association adult and pediatric CPR certification and Health form prior to the start of the Nursing Program.

Please review Nursing Program and R.N. License Requirements

Nursing Program Requirements:
The nursing program or its affiliate clinical agencies may require background checks and drug screenings. Failure to pass one or more of these checks/screenings will mean that the student will not be allowed to attend clinical lab. Clinical lab is a required course component. Thus, the student will be unable to meet the course requirements and must withdraw from the program.

R.N. License Requirements:
Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, NCLEX/RN, for licensure as a registered professional nurse. Candidates for licensure must meet all requirements as determined by the New York State Education Department. In applying for licensure, you must answer the following question: “Have you ever been found guilty after trial, or pleaded guilty, no contest, or nolo contendere to a crime (felony or misdemeanor) in any court?” You may be prohibited from obtaining a license related to any convictions. Contact NY State Education Department’s Office of the Professions at www.op.nysed.gov or 518-474-3817, ext. 570 for further information.

The Licensed Practical Nurse Applicant Advanced Placement Credit:

  • The individual must have met the same pre-requisites for entrance as the general admit student outlined above.
  • The individual must hold a current New York State License for Practical Nurses.
  • If a graduate of the HFM Counties BOCES Practical Nursing Program, the individual must have attained an average of 85% or higher.  Transcripts from other programs will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Completion of 4 credits of college level Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 181) with a minimal grade of “C” course must be no more than seven years old and 3 credits of General Psychology (PSY 101) with a minimal grade of “C” before entrance to NUR 106.

Accepted Students must successfully complete Nursing Process (1 institutional non-degree credit) Course offered at Fulton-Montgomery Community College before admittance into NUR 106.  This is a prerequisite for his/her entrance into NUR 106.  This course will be offered in the January term.

Final decisions as to granting prior FM credits, transfer credits, or equivalencies will be made by the Dean of Academic Affairs in consultation with the Nursing Selection Committee.

Co-requisites for NUR 105

Concurrent registration in, or prior completion of 4 credits of Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 181) (with a grade of “C” or above and not more than 7 years old) and 3 credits of General Psychology (PSY 101) (with a grade of “C” or above)

Co-requisites for NUR 106

Concurrent registration in, or prior completion of 4 credits of Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 182) (with a grade of “C” or above and not more than 7 years old) and 3 credits of Developmental Psychology (PSY 200) (with a grade of “C” or above)

Granting of Prior FM Credit or Transfer Credit

  • The individual must have met the same pre-requisites for entrance as the general admit student outlined above.
  • Transfer students from other collegiate nursing programs are evaluated on an individual basis.  Transfer students must submit a written request to the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management specifically identifying factors that will improve performance and enhance success.
  • Prior FM credit or transfer credit will not be granted for college level Anatomy & Physiology I & II, and Microbiology if the courses are more than seven years old. 
  • Pharmacology must be taken after completion of NUR 105 and NUR 106 and within 12 months of graduation. 
  • A student must obtain a minimal grade of “C” in Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology Courses to be eligible for advancement to the next level nursing course.
  • Ordinarily, transfer credit will not be granted for Nursing Science courses.  Since college nursing courses are not standardized as to content for each semester, each candidate’s records must be examined individually.  Typically transfer credit will only be given for Nursing Science I.
  •  Final decisions as to prior FM or transfer credits will be made by the Dean of Academic Affairs in consultation with the Nursing Selection Committee.

Readmission Applicants:

In addition to the Online Nursing Application, a student seeking readmission must submit a written request to the Associate Dean for Recruitment and Admission specifically identifying factors that will improve performance and enhance success. Readmission students must provide one new professional reference.  The Nursing Selection Committee will review the request. Click here to review the Readmission Policy.

Students who are admitted or readmitted must complete all requirements within a four-year period.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Nursing Students Requesting Accommodations (Informational)